• The two-handed wedgie

    Just when you think we got enough to worry about, along comes a big, old raging controversy over airports utilizing full-body scanning machines that can see through fliers’ clothing all the way down to our naughty bits. Let me tell you where I stand on this brouhaha: I don’t care. Haha. In the whole modesty versus safety argument, you can count on me to crawl behind the Kevlar couch with the Safety First! crowd every time.

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  • America still struggling

    In his 2005 novel, “1776,” David McCullough chronicles American colonists’ struggles against an overbearing and arrogant aristocracy hell-bent on teaching unruly American ragamuffins who was in charge.

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  • NCARED board revises membership strategy

    SALEM — Perhaps the old membership process wasn’t working, so the North Central Arkansas Regional Economic Development Corporation board has adopted a new one.
    The board recently held its January working meeting in Salem and discussed revisions to the NCARED bylaws and membership strategy for 2010 and beyond, according to a news release.

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  • Harley-Davidson tips investigators to thief

    WALNUT RIDGE — An Annieville resident who had stolen several thousand dollars from a homeowner called attention to himself by buying a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and riding it up and down area roads, according to Lawrence County Sheriff’s Capt. Jody Dotson.
    Sheriff’s personnel with assistance from the Ravenden Police Department arrested Colton Broadwater, 19, for theft of property and possession of a controlled substance.
    The arrest came after an Annieville homeowner called and reported the theft of about $27,000 on Sunday.

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  • Lucero to perform Jan. 30 at UACCB

    Memphis band Lucero, a popular country/rock band, returns Jan. 30 to perform at University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Independence Hall.
    Lucero is currently on a winter tour in support of their first major label CD entitled 1372 Overton Park.
    Lucero in 2008 inked a four album deal with Universal Republic Records who also records 3 Doors Down, Hinder and Amy Winehouse.

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  • Daniel’s story

    LAS VEGAS — Daniel Reymore goes to numerous doctors’ appointments, has “labs” drawn several times a month, receives therapy four times a week and undergoes dialysis 11 hours a day.
    Yet, the 1-year-old never seems to be without a smile, said mom and Batesville native Andria Reymore. “I couldn’t ask for a more precious, tougher kid.”
    Soon Daniel, who was born with one kidney with nearly no function, will be one step closer to receiving a new one, and it will come from someone who knows him all too well — his mom.

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  • Mtn. Home sweeps BJHS

    Mountain Home swept Batesville in junior high basketball games Monday night at Pioneer Gymnasium.
    The Junior Lady Bombers won 30-20. The Junior Bombers won 32-12.
    Megan Cantrell hit four 3-pointers and scored 14 points for the Junior Lady Bombers. They led 4-2, 11-6 and 22-15 at the quarter breaks.
    “We really struggled to score,” Batesville Coach Chip McDonald said. “It’s not that we didn’t get good shots. We couldn’t get them to go down.”
    The Junior Lady Pioneers fell to 5-10.
    The Junior Pioneers fell to 1-15.

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  • Cavemen, Lady Cougars move on

    MELBOURNE — The Cave City Cavemen and Izard County Lady Cougars advanced into the Izard County Tournament semifinals here Monday.
    The Cavemen did it with a 51-35 victory over the Izard County Cougars. Seth Foreman led the winners with 21
    points. Thamail Morgan added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the 13-8 Cavemen.
    Trenton Hatman scored 22 points and made four steals in a losing effort. Caleb Cowan led the Cougars in rebounding with seven. Ryan Walker blocked three shots.

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  • Californian signs with Pipers

    Brina Siddiq, a defender from Newport Beach, Calif., has transferred to Lyon College to play soccer for the Pipers, beginning this fall, according to a news release from Lyon.
    Siddiq, a 5-foot-6 junior, was a 2-time All-Orange Empire Conference performer at Santiago Canyon College with second-team nods in both her freshman and sophomore seasons. In high school, Siddiq earned first-team all-conference honors her junior and senior seasons at Mater Dei High School and was named her league’s Defensive Player of the Year.
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  • Pair of Pipers double down

    K.K. Hodges and Lauren Ramsey each notched a double-double performance in the Lyon Pipers’ 65-47 nonconference triumph over the Philander Smith Lady Panthers on Monday evening in Becknell Gymnasium.
    Hodges knocked down a game-high 22 points and added a season-high 14 rebounds for her eighth double-double of the year. It is the 21st double-double of her career.
    Ramsey contributed 15 points and 10 boards for her first double-double of the season.

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  • Scots enjoy first for 09-10 season

    The Lyon College Scots captured their second straight victory with a 74-67 win over the Philander Smith Panthers on Monday in nonconference play at Becknell Gymnasium.
    Lyon (5-11) won back-to-back games for the first time this season and avenged a 92-76 loss to the Panthers on Nov. 21st in Little Rock. Philander Smith sank to 6-9 overall and is 1-3 versus the Scots in the last four meetings.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 4, 1997.

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